ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF A BAN AGAINST ANTIMICROBIAL DRUGS USED IN U.S. BEEF PRODUCTION

Economic effects for three scenarios of antimicrobial drug use in livestock production -- a no-ban scenario and two levels of bans -- are examined through cost minimization and a partial equilibrium analysis. Results indicate that regulating antimicrobial drug use in livestock production would increase per-unit costs of producers previously using drugs and reduce beef supplies in the short run, reducing consumer surplus. Producers not previously using drugs would benefit from short-run price increases.


Issue Date:
2002-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/15068
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 34, Number 3
Page range:
513-530
Total Pages:
18
JEL Codes:
C61; D21; D41; I118; Q11; Q12; Q18; R38




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